Sitting in my office at St Peters, which has now been turned into the polling station for a day, I cannot forget this is an important day for the UK as one of the most important elections in decades takes place. I usually make myself a hostage to fortune by offering a prediction on … More GE17 – The Hubris, Hysteria, Hypocrisy and Hopelessness – Plus Prediction of Result
Do you feel like Brenda? I think a lot of us are getting fed up of politics – even those political geeks like me who are fascinated by it. Referenda, local elections, national elections – it does seem never-ending. But for me the biggest problems is the dumbed down tribalism, the twitterisation of politics. … More The Return of the Tories? – A Guide to the UK Election in Scotland
It seems to be such an obvious wrong. One so obvious that when our First Minister spoke of it in New York, there were gasps of horror. It’s a subject that evokes strong passions, a sense of injustice and anger at the cold and callous Tories. Now in my good old days I was not … More The Tory Rape Clause and the Descent of Scottish Politics
There is a great and largely unnoticed injustice in todays Britain. The government is pursuing a policy which discriminates against people because of their nationality and against the poor. If this was being done by the UK government my Twitter feed would be full of outraged Scots decrying the evils of a Tory government – … More Educating Hans but not Hamish or Henrietta
Dear Mr Robertson, I am writing to you and other Scottish church leaders to ask for your help in organising a national day of prayer. As you are aware Scotland is at a crossroads. We face many threats and opportunities. And yet we are a nation divided. Many see, as I do, the way … More Letter from Nicola Sturgeon Calling for a National Day of Prayer
It is unusual for a mainstream secular newspaper to run a major series on the state of the Church in Scotland – but the Daily Mail has done just that. The journalist John Macleod has written a perceptive and insightful analysis – part three of which was published on Saturday. I attach the article below, … More The Rise of Scotland’s Radical Preachers – The Daily Mail
I watched with keen interest our First Ministers speech at the SNP conference in Aberdeen last Saturday. I don’t really want to comment on the ins and outs of a potential IndyRef2, or of Brexit and everything else associated with it. There has already been enough said on that and I suspect many are already … More Nicola Sturgeons Speech – A Warning for Scotland
This is part two of John Macleod’s articles in the Daily Mail on the state of the Church in Scotland today. You can read the first one here – Losing Our Religion – The Daily Mail on the State of the Church in Scotland Again there is plenty for us to reflect on in the … More Losing our Religion – Signs of the Times Part 2 of John Macleods series in The Daily Mail.
Trigger warning: This is another article about Scottish Independence and Brexit. Comfort warning: I suspect to many peoples relief, I don’t intend to post much more about Indy Ref 2 and Brexit (I can’t promise nothing!) but to be honest I’ve said enough and I’ve other things to get on with. Unless there is … More When Yes Means No – Daily Mail Article – March 15th 2017
This article appeared in Christian Today – I was asked to offer a Christian perspective on IndyRef2. Apparently the grand old duchess of Scotland has decided not to march her troops back down the hill. Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, having threatened to call a second Scottish Independence Referendum unless the UK government remained … More The End of the United Kingdom?